Salome dances her dance of the seven veils,
The men all eye her like wolves on the hunt, this beautiful girl
finally undressing for them. Finally they can see her
exactly as they want to.
The first veil drops.
In 2007, Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend
released their sex tape against her will.
Kim Kardashian, rather than hide in shame
Used the publicity to promote her own career.
Salome moves like a dream half-remembered.
Salome dances like a siren song. All the men ache
to see the hot sugar of her hip bones.
The second veil drops.
In 2014, Kim Kardashian walks down the aisle
As the whole world watches. If only all of us
were so successful in our revenge.
If only all of us stood in our Louboutin heels
on the backs of the men who betray us,
surveying the world we created for ourselves.
The third veil drops.
Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her.
She presses the cloth tighter against her skin
Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep
We can almost see all of her.
Salome shows us her body
but never her eyes.
The fourth veil is dropping.
The four things most recently tweeted at Kim Kardashian were
@KimKardashian Suck My Dick
@Kim Kardashian Can I Meet Kanye?
@KimKardashian Please Fuck Me
@KimKardashian I Love You. I Love You.
Women are told to keep their legs shut.
Women are told to keep their mouths shut.
Some women are kept silent for so long,
They become experts in the silent theft of power.
The fifth veil has dropped.
Kim Kardashian made $12 million dollars this year
Yesterday, uncountable men in their miserable jobs,
told their miserable friends that Kim was a “dumb whore”
Kim Kardashian will never learn their names.
The sixth veil has dropped.
The seventh veil has dropped.
And Salome sat beside King Herod. And he swore unto her
“Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give to thee
unto the half of my kingdom”
And she smiled, and said
“Bring me the head of John The Baptist.
Punish the man who hurt me”
Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern’s Hair
Alicia’s American Sign Language Dictionary. Alicia is showing you four important signs in ASL: ”I Love You,” “Queer,” “Bisexual,” and “Transgender.”
When you’re talking about someone’s identity, make sure to only use words they’re OK with.
If anyone has suggestions to improve these pages, they are very much welcome.
Mq. & Mrs. is a queer/trans coloring book in progress that only uses real people as models. New pages are published every Sunday at noon. Interested in modeling for a page? See our site for more info.
Map Ranks ‘Power’ of World Passports According to Visa-Free Travel Access.
Being in possession of an African passport and having neverending wanderlust is a tough battle between dreams and reality. But it’s not the high costs of air travel and hotel stays that get to me most, nor is finding an opportune time to leave your life and responsibilities behind for a few days the main challenge, it’s the fact that despite being in a so-called ‘globalized’ world that supposedly brings us all closer together, borders are firmer than ever and not all passports are created equal.
To illustrate this very real and disheartening process of traveling (applying for visas is not only expensive and time consuming, it can be very dehumanizing for many of us), this infographic map originally designed by Rosie Spinks for GOOD Magazine shows which countries have the most powerful passports according to the amount of visa-free access (or visa upon arrival) they have to the rest of the world.
Who tops the list? The Western European nations of Finland and Sweden, along with the United Kingdom. Second place is tied between Luxembourg, Germany, Denmark and the United States.
As for African countries, Seychelles ranks the highest, followed by Mauritius, South Africa, Botswana, Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia and Malawi. Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan and Congo* rank amongst the least in both Africa and the world.
*not sure which Congo this map is referring to.